BBC has announced plans for this year’s TV and BBC Radio 3 coverage of the BBC Proms, including new additions to the presenting line-up and special content accompanying the broadcasts of the concerts.
Making their BBC Proms TV presenting debuts this year are organist and broadcaster Anna Lapwood and Mastermind host and jazz aficionado Clive Myrie. They join a presenting line-up of Proms regulars: Katie Derham, Suzy Klein, Josie d’Arby, Jess Gillam, Tom Service, and Petroc Trelawny.
TV coverage of the concerts will be enriched by content, giving audiences further insight into the music and the atmosphere in the Royal Albert Hall. The presenters will be introducing the concerts from various areas of the venue, from the gallery down to the stage.
Discussions with special guests, such as acclaimed performers, artists and music experts, will focus on specific elements in the repertoire of the concerts, highlighting its richness.
Features focusing on upcoming talent will shine a light on the new faces of international classical music, bringing these players to the fore and allowing audiences at home to witness their skills as they are about to make their mark.
Weekly 'hot topic' discussions will explore and respond to questions such as: genius vs madness; the fine line between borrowing and plagiarism; the impact on education if we stop teaching music - and much more.
Every concert will be broadcast live and on demand on BBC Sounds, and available on the platform for 30 days after the Last Night Of The Proms. Also on BBC Sounds, Proms-themed mixes will be updated throughout the season.